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eastern here on c-span2. >>> presenting thoughts on what a second term for the obama administration would look like. the author contends the president's policies would great ly reduce america's global influence. it's about a hour and ten. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. please, sit down. i'm excited and thrilled to be here with barack obama in this election year, i think we are dealing with one of the most mysterious and odd figures ever to occupy the oval office. a few days ago, i received a phone call, i didn't recognize the area code, and the phone call was actually from kenya, and i answered it, and it was actually george obama, the president's half brother. he's the youngest son of barack obama, senior. he said, i'm calling because my 2-year-old son is in the hospital with a serious chest condition, and i wondered if you could help me. i said, are you at the hospital, george? yes. hand the phone to the nurse. he did. the nurse confirmed that george's son is sick with a chest infection. i sold george i would send him a thousand dollars by western union. i said, george, suspect the
that they end up doing. going back to candidate obama four years ago it would be don't ask don't tell. says he wants to stop it and does stop it. category 2, i want to do it but not able to do it, closing guantanamo. category 3 candidate obama said i will carry out 300 drone strikes into pakistan but did it. what do you think -- give me an example of each of these moving forward. what do candidate romney and candidate obama and particularly the third category the unsaid that they have to do. you don't get away without that. you get the tougher question. how might the media do a better job of informing this debate? we seem to have a disconnect between what is said and what is reported and the american public's understanding. it hits a lot of issues whether it is policy or budget trends. recent data showed roughly almost half of americans don't realize we have the world's largest defense budget. a pretty odd phenomena in. >> thanks. in terms of what he will do i think he will reduce the size of the military. the next president. makes it harder to do either one. a president romney would reduce th
-- when obama won the effort and energy that african-americans put into his victory meant that many of the associations which -- this happen before. it changes things. the one thing to remember, we are the only race, only race that the republican party has not pursued. they -- zero. so they get zero response. there's nothing in any of the associations that can be said to lead african-americans, large associations, the fed responded to cited or articulate. the problem is and question was about coalition building. i think that is an important issue. it would be easy to build coalitions if the republican ticket wins because it would be a lot of people who say we don't have to have coalitions that are just response. the problem is that without some of these organizations that were not as responsive as they should've been after obama got into the white house, we cannot maintain without a link left. there are a variety of explanations for the. probably my simplest example, shirley sherard. remember, we immediately conceded to the right wing media spin can you explain who she is. >> the af
worth noting. one is missile defense. when the obama administration came into office, they did not cut funding for missile defense. they kept it at about the same level, about $10 billion a year. but they shifted resources to focus much more on other things. these are systems like patriots, it is good for helping protect our forces overseas were -- now, national missile defense systems are really concerned with protecting the united states in particular. the obama administration changed our plans for european missile defense to leverage the existing missile defense system and put that system sure first in romania and poland later on. they also curtailed the ground-based midcourse. they stopped it at 30. i think the wrong administration would actually probably go back and change the balance again, much more in favor of national missile defense systems and we have actually seen in congress, republicans have been pushing the idea of deploying some of these ground-based and interceptors on the united states disclosed. another area of specific differences in shipbuilding. it is an imperfect
is the necessary work. succumbing even in the kind of world that obama gets elected and you have the republican congress a think that there's a decent chance we are going to get a fundamental tax reform and i would added that on to the list. dewey ultimately get the consumption tax? ayman economist, so i can certainly make the argument for why we, are there. i don't think that is part of the debate right now. we are a fair way away from that. but we will see. i do think one of the risks, which i think people largest founding is the notion that free essentially bargaining the strategic reasons we will go off the fiscal cliff. in the sense that the advantage of doing that is then the tax rates recent back to where they were at the beginning of the bush administration and then you can have a different debate which is a debate about what's to a big tax reform that includes cutting the taxes for most people, and that is the more attractive to date for both sides to have them the current one. and so, you know, there is a lot of work being done on what is the economic consequence going off the cliff?
they revisit cybersecurity when they come back in town. >> now there has been some talk that president obama might look at cybersecurity through an executive order. >> yes, and during his -- in the party's platform at the democratic convention, that was -- that he could go that route, and the white house says that either an executive order or some type of executive action is still in the cards. so, we'll all be watching that, too. >> anything to add? >> the white house -- there's a draft executive order they're not acknowledging but it's out there. so definitely some discussion about what that would look like. it's not dissimilar to the final version of the senate bill, which was essentially voluntary public-private council that would implement standard that would be considered best practices, what incentives could be implemented are in question because this isn't legislation. at it an executive program. and there are authorities and therefore more limited. the real question is whether industry would play ball, and some would, particularly i think telecom industries, some of these already fa
means. in president obama's fy13 budget request, 15% of the total federal budget goes to the department of defense, excluding war funding. there is an additional $88.5 billion of war funding in there as well. social security gets 23% of the federal budget and medicare gets 14%. medicaid gets 7%. 6% goes to interest on the national debt. that is actually going to explode over the next decade and by the end of the decade we will very likely be spending more on and just on the national debt than we do on defense are medicare and medicaid. and about 14% of the federal budget goes to all non-defense discretionary spending, so social security and medicare and medicaid is primarily a mandatory spending programs of talking about the discretionary part of the budget here. that gives you an idea of the order of magnitude. the big items in the federal budget, of course on one side of the equation you have got revenues and on the other side you have got the big ones that are social security, defense and medicare. those are the big one so if you want to frame this as a simple choice or a priority, i
at the white house. we take you now to the penalty gone sair ceremony. flight 77. president obama was there this morning as defense secretary leon panetta and chairman of the joint chiefs, general martin dempsey. >> at this time, president barack obama accompanied by mrs. michelle obama, secretary leon panetta, and general martin dempsey, and mrs. didi dempsey will pay special tribute to the lives lost at the pentagon and on american airlines flight 77 on september 11th, 2001. by placing a wreath at the zero age line of the pentagon memorial. [playing of "taps"] [background noises] [background sounds] [background sounds] >> please direct your attention to the pentagon memorial flagpole to your right in honor of patriot day and in remembrance of the 184 lives lost at the pentagon. the flag is flying at half-staff. ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of the united states. [playing of "the star-spangled banner"] ♪ . >> ladies and gentlemen, the united states army chief of chaplains, major general donald rutherford. >> let us pray. oh, god, our refuge in strength, our every pr
of the fairies homeland security apparatus is. if we fired every single one of them from president obama's secretary to the person who is collecting tolls at yellowstone, to the guy or woman who sitting in some nor read air defense facility in north dakota right now, if we got rid of all of them, all their wages, other benefits we would save a lot of money. $435 billion last year. that would have reduced the defit by even 40%. we would have still had almost a record deficit if we had no federal government employees whatsoever. so where does all the money go? well, the federal government in a sense takes a lot of money and send it out again. the federal government in a sense is a military with a big health and welfare and retirement fund attached to it. $2.2 trillion is the money that came into the federal government last year, when out in the form of benefits, and much of the rest went to state and local grants to state and local governments. so it is not going to be possible to reduce the federal deficit by nickel and dining federal employees. doesn't mean were not going to try but we w
as a basis for peace in our world. >> next wednesday, october 3rd, mitt romney and president obama meet in their first presidential debate moderated by jim lehrer of the "newshour" from the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span including our live debate preview at 7 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9, and of after the debate your reaction, calls, e-mails and tweets. follow us on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> next, three former obama administration pentagon officials defend the president's foreign policy and national security record while criticizing mitt romney. moderated by former cnn, cnn contributor bill schneider, the discussion focuses largely on iran's nuclear program and america's presence in afghanistan. this event, which took place yesterday, runs about an hour, and we'll show you as of this as we can until the pentagon briefing scheduled at 2 p.m. eastern. >> struggling in, and you're encouraged to help yourself to coffee, food, whatever you need. my name's mike bennett, on behalf of my colleagues, jim kessler -- who's here somewhere -- sean gibbons
that threatens the very viability of the united states senate. last july the obama administration used the flimsiest of arguments, granted themselves the authority to waive federal welfare work requirements. and whether or not what they, the obama administration intends to accomplish with these waivers is good welfare policy has been the subject of robust debate. i'm not here to argue the merits or lack thereof of the underlying welfare policy goals of the obama administration. what i am here to do is to make a plea to my fellow senators, as senators we simply cannot let this action stand. if we fail to stand together as senators in defense of our constitutional duty to be the ones to draft legislation, we might as well pack up our bags and go home, because we will have opened the door for this administration and future administrations to unilaterally decide they can waive precedent, congressional intent, and actual legislative language as senators have scrupulously debated and compromised on. if we do not stand together as the united states senate, we will be ceding our authority to t
quo has not worked. we cannot afford four more years of barack obama and we are not going to have four more years of barack obama. we talked to cnbc host maria bartiromo about wall street's view of the economy. this is 50 minutes. >> host: joining us from our new york studio is a familiar face to anyone who is turned on cnbc, maria bartiromo who is the anchor of closing bell on that channel. maria bartiromo i want to start by asking about to headline this morning in "the wall street journal." the side-by-side numbers trouble ahead. this is about the drop in durable goods that was reported yesterday and the headline next to it is, obama trumpets revised job data, saying we are adding jobs. how would you describe our economy today? >> guest: i think right now the economy has worsened. you have got a jobs problem pretty severe and persistent. at 8.1% of the country without a job and of course we know that does not include those who have simply stopped looking so then employment rate is or like 11 or 12% of the country. you mentioned the durable goods numbers yesterday. that indicated thin
that president obama sent a red line to iran and are you saying you think that's a mistake? >> trudy rubin, the "philadelphia inquirer." follow it onto marcus question, i would like to ask you what you feel the predominate feeling is inside the israeli security about what is the real nature of the threat that iran presents to israel. the prime minister has produced an apocalyptic terms and the rhetoric makes it easy to adopt that position. the iranian intent is to a breakup capacity and they couldn't dare to hit israel because they destroyed our solemn, 2 million palestinians and ensure that part of their country was abbreviated. how do you think the predominate feeling among security experts within israel tends to be one way or the other? >> in previous cases, those on the iranian past decade than with other threats reportedly dealt with by israel, we've never seen this kind of discord we've seen in the past year. what do you think it is that it's changed? we hear so many voices coming out of israel, discussing not only politics and decisions mentioned, the possible decisions, but the sec
. in the price of politics, "washington post" associate editor bob woodward recounts congress and the obama administration attempt to restore the u.s. economy in the last three and a half years. look for these titles in bookstores this coming weekend and watch for the authors in the near future on book tv and booktv.org. >>> next on book tv, ro khana secretary of commerce argues that the u.s. is and will continue to be a leader in manufacturing and innovation. it's about 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you for that kind introduction. it is an honor to be at politics and prose, such an institution to the city and really a pleasure to be here. thank you for everyone coming out on this august evening to hear me. i will try to be brief in my comments, and i rather have more of an exchange of ideas and hear your perspective so that we can have a conversation about manufacturing and what our country should do to become competitive. the idea for the book came about when i was traveling around the country. i would go and see a successful manufacturer making lenders, making steel, making fire suits
and as a military mom, i love seeing veterans and military families for obama. [applause] i'm a full-time teacher and of course as a woman i want you to vote. [applause] and i have seen first-hand just how barack and joe stand up for the rights and freedoms of women every single day. barack is the son of a single mother who worked hard to him pay the bills and joe has been standing up for women since he was in the senate. piece says his proudest achievement was riding the violence against women act. [applause] so it is no surprise that the president signed his very first piece of legislation that he signed with four women to earn the same pay as men. [applause] our president has appointed more women to cabinet level positions and more women to the federal bench than anyone in history. [applause] that is worth clapping for. and that doesn't count our wonderful supreme court justices, it elena kagan and sonia sotomayor. [applause] and of course as debbie said, the president work so worked so hard for health care reform. now insurance companies will no longer be able to charge us more for coverage t
previously. they have greater faith in the obama administration and push this. >> i know that the log was reported in some detail on habeas litigation involving detainees and over a fair number of decor for various other judges. no willingness to wade into that. the clapper case, a peripheral question, to have standing of procedures, and an interesting case and a big-ticket case. base could infer from the fact the court has not waded into the detainee cases that the supreme court is generally comfortable with the way the d.c. circuit has handled the issues. there is no indication of what they're comfortable with. [applause] >> please stay in your seats. flip-flops [inaudible conversations] >> 5 one to welcome those of you who joined us -- i am roger, director of the cato center for constitutional studies which is post institution today and also welcome those in the c-span audience who may have just joined us for the lecture. the lectures named in honor of kenneth simon, pittsburgh engineer who was devoted to furthering the thought of the american founders. practicing attorneys to the
it advancing under continued obama administration? and what is the government supposed to do, what might happen if they can't get legislation passed? >> i wouldn't put it in a box under each administration. this is an issue that is a significant threat to our nation. is a threat to our financial security. it's a threat to our national security. it's got to be taken seriously regardless of who is in office. ideally what i would like to see is somebody in the white house, in office perhaps, that is responsible for coordinating this across the entire government. as a direct report to the president of the trade. somebody who's got the authority of the president of the united states to make decisions, and to coordinate this across the sectors. there's no single government agency that has the ability, the capacity to respond to this or to work this. people talk about nsa all the time, and general alexander i think is a real patriot is someone who cares about this country and he's got great capability, but that is one piece of the solution. somebody needs to coordinate that across the entire, the whol
is focused on exports. i was wondering about obama's export initiative which says exports should be doubled by 2014. >> i didn't plant this question. >> i was just wondering first of all what do we export and what are the strengths and what do you think can be done by the government or other institutions in order to promote the export so the goal can be reached? >> great question. one of the things we exports is planes. we export machinery. complex machinery. we export medical equipment. people are often shocked to learn -- you know what most people get? they guess weapons and that is not true. we are more idealistic. weapons exports are far lower than planes and machinery and complex equipment when it comes to manufacturing. what are the challenges? exports under this administration are up 32% over it the last two or three years. that is not just because of the president's leaders of the he deserves credit. it is also because we're coming out of a huge depression and some of the currency factors into it. what beacon to concrete leak in my judgment is one is education. we need to have manuf
. the middle class is not gaining ground. that is a big issue, president obama talking about the middle class and he wants to reinforce that. and he has his republican challenger, mert romney, saying that he can help boost everyone that way. it has become a big issue. places like nevada will be different than they are here in washington. >> now, if we actually look at household assets, would this even be larger. in these two upper percentiles, there is a higher level of investment. >> there is a lot of other things that go into how people feel. if you have a car or a house, if you have equity in your house, if you are under water in the house, other health insurance benefits that you may have, they often help you feel the fear. at the same time, some of the promises they made, it's a costume or to to fill up the car and more when you go to the grocery store, even if your income is the same, you're not feeling as good as you did a couple of years ago. that is something that a lot of people experienced. >> and there is a lot of experts to collect that data. .. how much of that is related to edu
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. i'm happy to say that the president obama, secretary clinton a, a very, very appreciated. the u.s. government, by no means , supports anything like this. and it is for that reason that we do not see a reaction in the first week. but there will be forces still uses of attendees to get their own design. again, you need to trust us. in declaring it a holiday we think we were able to manage it better than if it had not been declared a holiday. the children, office would have all been the open. would have had more of the charity to cover gate. the type of security measures that the government was able to take by putting in strong, you know, diplomatic missions, we have been able to protect, and that is our responsibility to do so. so, again, allowing us the privilege of knowing how to deal with the situation as it arises. but what is important is that we don't misinterpret. this is one person. this is against what he did. exactly what he said. the united states government response, very good. the united states government about the president thomas secretary clinton, senator perry, as
a president who would be evaluated, like president obama, can you give me your forethought on obama? >> guest: one thing, and i hope this is not too annoying, if you are a true historian, the idea is that unlike current analyst who wait 30 or 40 years and get the documents that people did not see in real-time and also know how the story turned out so that you could gain ahistorical view -- i was we can do that with health care yet. i think on obama, what was your other question? >> host: bernie is now gone. he wanted to talk about presidential cowardice. >> guest: oh, yes, that's right. in my mind, the worst circle of hell should be for a president of doctors the issues of the most important time. if you're trying to think of an example, i think president buchanan would regret the top of the scale. because for four years he tried to dodge the issue of slavery. he didn't want to get involved. he didn't want to make himself unpopular. the result was that when it really came to a head in 1861, once abraham lincoln had the presidency, the conflict over slavery was four years were violent, four ye
evaluate president obama in terms of his health care program? would you consider that an exercise in presidential courage? >> guest: non obama -- i hope this is not too annoying. if you are a historian the idea is unlike current analysts you wade through 40 years and get the documents people did not see in real time and you know how the story turned out so you can and give essentially historical view with some retrospect which obviously we can't do with health care. the jury is out for historians on obama. what was your other question? >> host: bernie is gone. i thought he wanted to talk about presidential cowardice. >> guest: that is exactly right. the worst circle of hell should be reserved for a president who dodges the most important issues of his time and i think if you are trying to think of an example president buchanan would be at the top of the scale because the four years he tried to dodge the issue of slavery. didn't want to get involved or make himself unpopular and the results was when it came to a head in 1861 once abraham lincoln had the presidency the conflict over
of president obama but also of governor romney. here's what he said, bill kristol, one of the preeminent conservative spokesmen in america. in response to romney's revelation at the boca raton fundraiser. kristol wrote it's worth recalling that a good chunk of the 47% who don't pay income tax are romney supporters, especially seniors who might believe they're entitled to health care, a position romney agrees with as well as lower-income americans including men and women serving in the military who think conservative policies are better for the country even if they're not getting a tax cut under the romney plan. so romney seems to have contempt not just for democrats who oppose him but for tens of millions who intend to vote for him" -- end of quote from bill kristol. this was a revelation into his values and his view of america. but it also tells us that he doesn't understand this country and the people who live in it. because when we take a close look at those in the 47%, here is whom -- who we find. the elderly, working families with children and low wage earners. that's the 47%. the e
obama gets reelected and you have a reblican congress i think there is a decent chance we'll get fundamental tax reform. i would add that onto the list of john's things. does that, do we ultimately get to a consumption tax? i, i'm an economist so i can certainly make the argument why we're there. i don't think that is part of the debate now. we're a fair way away from that but we'll see. i do think, one of the risks, which i think people are sort of discounting is the notion that for essentially bargaining and strategic reasons we will go off the fiscal cliff in sense that the advantage of doing that then the tax rates reset to where they were at the beginning of the bush administration. then you could have a different debate which is a debate about let's do a big tax reform that includes cutting taxes for most people. and that is a more attractive debate for both sides to have than the current one. and so, and, you know, there is a lot of work being done, what's the economic consequences of going off the cliff. a lot depend whether or not you think it is permanent or temporary.
officers. i join president obama in condemning these senseless acts of violence. my thoughts are with the families of those who were killed in this horrible attack it is too often forgotten that american diplomats risk their lives on a daily basis. madam president, when i have had the good fortune since my days in the foreign affairs committee in the house to travel the world, i always make sure wherever i go i visit with foreign service personnel. they're every place. there's no group of people, i tell them that every timist opportunity to visit with them, no one does our country more in a positive sense than these foreign service officers. they work so hard and duty stations most of the times are very, very difficult. take, for example, this good man, ambassador stevens, who was just confirmed a fuel months ago -- a few months ago, he was a peace corps volunteer, he taught english. he's fluent in arabic, french and english. he served in the foreign service in jerusalem, in cairo, saudi arabia and staff assistant to the bureau of middle eastern affairs. he had an education t
of defense under president george w. bush, as was president barack obama. doctor gates has served eight presidents and a number of leadership roles including director of central intelligence agency and deputy, national security advisor. doctor gates was sworn in as the 22nd secretary of defense. before beaming secretary of defense, dr. gates was the president of texas a&m university, the nation's seventh largest university. prior to assuming the texas a&m presidency, bob served as dean of the george bush school from 99-2001. dr. gates has been awarded the national security medal, the president citizens medal and has twice received the national intelligence distinguished service medal and is three times received cia's highest award, the distinguished intelligence medal. on his last day in office, president obama awarded dr. gates the presidential medal of freedom, america's highest civilian honor. suffice it to say bob is the most honorable and effective public servants i have known, secretary gates, we are deeply indebted to you for being here and i'm told that you're about to appear on
some real serious infighting between president obama's own national security team and senior people at the state department over the whole question of, was it wise to try to broach potential piece take the taliban? and we wound up spending 18 months fighting with one another in washington as opposed to uniting in common purpose to try to achieve the president's goal in the country. >> host: who is summer koy. >> guest: she is a young american woman who -- there she is on the bottom right there -- who has extensive foreign development experience and put her hand up to go to a afghanistan to try to rebuild the country to work for the u.s. agency for international development, and the south she'd be out there, able to work with afghanses, trying to pursue projects that would be helpful to the afghan people and support the overall american strategy for trying to stabilize the country. the problem was that when she got out to kabul. she was essentially a prisoner on the giant u.s. embassy compound. she couldn't get authorization to drive out and about, in kabul. was restricted in terms o
to be. as you can imagine there's quite a disparity in height between the queen and michelle obama come and they were standing at the reception for all of the g20 leaders and they were first of all they were sort of comparing their shoes, then they turned to the ladies that were waiting standing right over there and they started to sort of demonstrate how tall she was and how short she was and they quite naturally as they were showing and demonstrating this they put their arms around each other and is long been said you shouldn't touch the queen although many people have over the years and she's become much more relaxed about. they helped and wrote, shoulder but nobody took offense except the british tabloid press who decided to make a big deal out of it. but i talk to people that buckingham palace and the said everybody was in a good mood that day, and it was kind of in the spirit of how everybody felt. so nobody took offense. anything else? okay. thank you very much for coming. [applause] >> for more information visit the authors web site, sallybedellsmith.com. >>> up next on book tv
are legitimate -- then i pray that barack obama as commander in chief will propose a specific bill that is introduced in the house of representatives with some semblance of support if not bipartisan, at least by democrats that details what his plan is so that the american people can see it, and they can digest it and decide where they want to go with it. now, mr. hale, if you are familiar with a specific bill that the president has proposed that has been introduced in the house of representatives that is confined to this issue -- i'm not talking about a spore gas board where it's not a thousand different points, one point happens to touch on sequestration, i'm talking about a sequestration-fixed bill, one bill that's been introduced in the house that has the support of members, please, share it with me. >> gentleman's time has expired. if you could, please, answer that for the record, mr. secretary. >> i will do that. >> mr. kritz. >> thank you, mr. chairman. secretary hale, in your written testimony you are worried about a different type of problem. you mention it in your next ste
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